Next week the House Oversight Committee will consider a contempt citation against Attorney General Holder for failing to produce documents subpoenaed by the committee in the Fast and Furious investigation. This isn’t the first time this Justice Department has failed to produce documents during the course of an investigation. Despite being compelled by federal statute to cooperate with investigations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, during the commission’s investigation of DOJ’s dismissal of the voter intimidation complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party DOJ
Any commission attempt to subpoena the requested information would have been frustrated by the fact that actions to enforce such subpoenas are handled by DOJ. Perhaps Congress will have better luck getting the F&F documents.